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Come explore more than 30,000 artifacts, some of which dates as far back as 5,000 years ago from different cultures and times at Chrysler Museum of Art, Moses Houses of Art and Willoughby-Baylor House

Chrysler Museum of Art in Norfolk

Jan 17, 2014

There are many other interesting places of note in other cities within Virginia. One of them is Norfolk, a major cultural center with top-class museums, and a thriving arts community. Getting there is not a problem especially if you are renting a charter bus. Should you visit Norfolk, take the chance to head to the Chrysler Museum of Art in the Ghent district.

Founded in 1933, the Chrysler Museum of Art now houses more than 30,000 artifacts with a collection dated back since 5,000 years ago. Here, mini bus rental visitors can see American and European paintings and sculpture right from the Middle Ages up to modern times.

Art Pieces of Note

This museum holds many art pieces from various time and places, however, there are some significant works that you might want to take a look at.

The Chrysler Museum of Art pieces of interest are works from:

  • Tintoretto
  • Salvator Rosa
  • Gianlorenzo Bernini
  • Eugene Delacroix
  • Mary Cassatt
  • Henri Matisse
  • Franz Kline
  • Veronese
  • Diego Velazquez

Houses of History

Other than the Virginia museum located in downtown Norfolk, there are also two historic houses managed by the Chrysler Museum of Art.

Moses Myers House

This historic house is unique as it is one of those that holds at least 70% of its original contents. It belonged to a wealthy Jewish merchant and his family, and it houses many American, English and French furniture from early 19th century. You can also view glassware, silverware, ceramics and portraits by famous artists such as Gilbert Stuart, John Wesley Jarvis and Thomas Sully.

This two storey house was built in 1792, and features a pedimented gable end roof and a small aedicula type portico around the front door. After 4 years, an additional wing was added to the house used as a dining room.

Willoughby-Baylor House

This house has been refurbished and is now used as the Norfolk History Museum. It features a range of decorative Norfolk art, and thematic offerings to tell bus rental visitors the history of the city as an international port and maritime center in the past.

To visit these few historic places of interest, you should charter a bus to make traveling around easier and stress-free. Call 1-800-304-1993 or 202-434-8368 for a quote or to reserve a bus according to your schedule, budget and passengers.